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Martin Luther King in SCLC Office

Photos of MLK's Last Year on Display at MCS

Date: 11/01/2017
More than a dozen photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last year and the events following his death are on display at Manhattan Country School. The images are part of a collection titled “Countdown to Eternity: Photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s,” taken by Benedict J. Fernandez. Most of the images from the collection were donated to museums, including the National... Read more
Shani Brignole, MCS Fifth Grade Teacher

Shani Brignolle Selected to Attend Master Class with MacArthur Genius Kartik Chandran

Date: 10/18/2017
Manhattan Country School’s Fifth Grade Teacher Shani Brignolle has been selected by The Academy for Teachers to attend a master class lead by MacArthur “genius” Kartik Chandran. Master classes offer a rare opportunity for public and private school teachers to learn from a leading expert and work together. Shani is one of 18 educators chosen to attend “Making the Most of Wastewater,” offered in... Read more

Manhattan Country School Director Michèle Solá Named Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow

Date: 10/06/2017
This week, Manhattan Country School Director Michèle Solá joined 23 other leaders from public schools, charter schools, foundations and nonprofit organizations in Aspen, Colorado to take on the challenging task of reimagining America’s public schools. This was the first of four gatherings of the Fall 2017 cohort of the highly selective Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. The Pahara-Aspen... Read more
PEN 2017 National Conference

Eight MCS Educators Attend PEN 2017 National Conference

Date: 10/06/2017
Eight Manhattan Country School educators are participating in this week’s PEN 2017 National Conference. This three-day, bi-annual event offers a host of workshops, place-based experiences and keynote presentations. The theme of this year’s conference is Continuous Lines: Amplify students’ voices, agency, conscience and intellect to create a more equitable, just and sustainable world. Three... Read more
Lower Meeker Hollow Farm

Manhattan Country School Acquires Second Farm in the Catskills

Date: 09/29/2017
Additional Property Will Support Enrollment and Programmatic Growth Manhattan Country School’s presence in the Catskill Mountains is expanding. The school recently acquired a second farm just a short walk from its existing farm in Roxbury, N.Y. The question about the impact of the MCS 2020 strategic plan on the Farm—an experience so essential to an MCS education—can now be tackled with a... Read more
Ambreen Satia

MCS Welcomes Nine New Staff Members

Date: 09/20/2017
As the 2017-2018 school year began, there were nine new faces among Manhattan Country School faculty and staff. We are happy to welcome the following people to the MCS community: Callie Angrisani – Assistant Teacher, 4-5s Oeste Callie is an early childhood educator and 2008 graduate of Manhattan Country School. Throughout her high school years, Callie worked as an afterschool assistant at MCS... Read more
MCS Director Michele Sola greets students on first day of school

Students Kick Off New School Year with High Fives, Hugs and Smiles

Date: 09/08/2017
The excitement was palpable Thursday morning as students arrived at Manhattan Country School for the first day of the school year. MCS Director Michèle Sola and George Popovic, building maintenance and greeter extraordinaire, welcomed both children and their grown ups with hugs and high fives as they entered the front door. On the second-floor landing and in the gym friends reunited, sharing... Read more
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Manhattan Country School Is Now on Instagram

Date: 09/07/2017
The Manhattan Country School community is expanding and so is our presence on social media. This week, we launched an Instagram account with the IG handle ManhattanCountry. This is the latest addition to a social media portfolio that also includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. The MCS Instagram account will offer a glimpse into the day-to-day activities that take place in New York... Read more
Manhattan Country School Founder Gus Trowbridge

Manhattan Country School Mourns the Passing of Founder Gus Trowbridge

Date: 07/10/2017
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Gus Trowbridge, Manhattan Country School’s founder, founding director and lifetime trustee passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, after a long struggle with vascular dementia and cancer. Gus was a visionary who was deeply affected by the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. In 1965, at 31 years old and... Read more
The Lion King, Jr.

Eighth-Graders Perform The Lion King, Jr.

Date: 06/17/2017
This week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "The Lion King, Jr." The production was directed by Nehemiah Luckett and featured the school's oldest students in the following roles: Rafiki: Osiris/Jonah Mufasa: Myles Sarabi: Aiyana Zazu: Malia/Jan Scar: Jack Young Simba: Isabel Simba: Malik Young Nala: Jenna Nala: Anais Sarafina: Brandon Banzai:... Read more

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